HC Deb 04 November 1986 vol 103 c404W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent action he and his Community colleagues have taken on behalf of the Baha'i community in Iran.

Mr. Renton

As Presidency of the European Community we were instrumental in presenting a demarche to the Iranian Government on 26 August expressing our concern at the treatment of minority groups in Iran, and in particular the continued persecution of members of the Baha'i sect.

At the United Nations General Assembly this autumn we shall again make clear that we look to the Government of Iran to respect the human rights standards set out in the international instruments to which they are party.